Hej Danmark! Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015 — Denmark’s national selection for Eurovision — takes place on February 7. So over the next week the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — will review the ten acts that will compete. Next up it’s Tina & René and their song “Mi Amore”. Did we crave their Italian-flavoured song like we crave a carbonara at midnight? Read on to find out…
Reviews: Tina & René’s “Mi Amore”
Mikhail: Mi amore this DMGP song! I love the refrain, especially the modulation at the end of the song. Their voices sound so good together. There is real magic around this and I like it.
William: I have no idea why two Danes are deploying Italian. In any event, they can totally reach “the mountains and the stars” with this feel-good song! I love a good male-female duet, and I really love one that has shades of Chanée and Tomas N’evergreen. This should contend for the DMGP title. (PS. The pair have no sexual chemistry, so I hope they take some aphrodesiacs before their performance to make it a bit more real. Order the oysters, girl).
Denise: How cliche, but ooh I just love it. And yes, of course it reminds all of us of the 2010 entry, but who cares? Sweden’s “Listen to your heartbeat” did great in 2001 and it was the same song as “Liefde is een kaartspel” from 1996. Only true fans will recognise this song. It’s a positive number with good singers. G:son still has the magic!
Ramadan: This song reminds me a lot of Denmark 2010 and I loved it. However, I find “Mi Amore” way too similar to Chanée and Tomas N’evergreen. It does sound like a typical Danish song, so I can see this doing quite well in DMGP 2015. Hopefully Thomas G:son can come up with some more original songs in the future.
Robyn: I don’t normally like songs like this, but yet I’m captivated by the epic chorus of “Mi Amore”. It’s like a modern take on the classic ABBA sound, loads of relationship drama and a key change thrown in for good measure. It’s dumb fun.
Deban: “Mi Amore” transports me to the 80’s. On my trip down memory lane, it seems that this song bears all the familiar bells and whistles. Unfortunately, Tina and Rene bring nothing extra-special to the party. Unlike Laban who championed the synth-pop genre with a familiar sound, Rene’s vocal range doesn’t have the magical falsetto required to place this entry at the top of the music charts.
Sami: It seems like Thomas G:son was totally out of ideas and decided to do this one again. I can already imagine a performance just like Chanée and N’evergreen’s. It’s so cheesy, but also so boring and so unoriginal. I also hate the title. Argh, I need some originality!
Photo Credit: Bjarne Bergius Hermansen DR